Canada at the 1900 Summer Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Canada at the
1900 Summer Olympics
Canadian Red Ensign 1868-1921.svg
IOC code CAN
NOC Canadian Olympic Committee
Website (in English) (in French)
in Paris
Competitors 2 in 1 sport
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 0 1 2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris were the first Olympics at which Canadian athletes participated. Two Canadians participated, although not as a national team (These were not introduced until later Olympics). Canada's Olympians were George Orton and Ronald J. MacDonald. Orton was the first Canadian to win a medal, finishing first in the 2500-metre steeplechase. He later finished third in the 400-metre hurdles and fifth in the 4000-metre steeplechase. Orton, who was at school at the University of Pennsylvania, had accompanied a United States delegation to the games.


Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold George Orton Athletics Men's 2500 metre Steeplechase
 Bronze Men's 400 metre Hurdles


Both of Canada's competitors competed in athletics, with Orton taking a gold and a bronze medal to tie the nation for 4th on the athletics medal leaderboard.

Athlete Events Heat Semi-final Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
George Orton 400 m hurdles Unknown 2 Q n/a Unknown 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2500 m steeplechase n/a 7:34.4 1st, gold medalist(s)
4000 m steeplechase n/a Unknown 5
Ronald MacDonald marathon n/a Unknown 7